12-23-2009 05:13 PM
I have an existing Midlet that has to use a few blackberry api:s. Så I figured that this must constitute a Rimlet.
I have searched this site to understand what differentiates a Rimlet from a Midlet but found very little information.
Maybe I am looking in the wrong places so if anyone can point at the appropiate documentation it would be nice
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12-23-2009 11:06 PM
Well I am not aware of any documents which tells the difference between two. Just my thoughts on this.
As you know Midlet will be having a different lifecycle, it has differnt methods. Where as Rimlet is having main method to start with.
You can't mix the UI API's of Blackberry and Midlet.
12-24-2009 06:09 AM
Well thanks BBDeveloper.
I believe I have the problem solved. I am working on a rather large Midlet developed for Symbian. I got one class where I do adjustments for Blackberry. This involves importing "net.rim.device.api.system.*;" in order to work with GlobalEvent and Application Manager. This of course would disqualify the Midlet since it now only can run on blackberry. So its kind of a mix here. The architecture of the application is still a Midlet. The only thing I have changed is my class.
The code in my class works fine with the rest of the application and with Global Events and Application Manager so I am fine. I do not know if I am bending any rules here but it works fine.
So what is a Rimlet then? What are the specific characteristics of a Rimlet? I have searched the site for "Rimlet" but the results are meager. I tought it was a Midlet with blackberry "extensions"
12-24-2009 09:30 AM
>Rimlet used for apps developed using CLDC, you could see these options in Project properties.
Choices for Project properties are CLDC,Midlet and Library. No Rimlet there.At least not in my Blackberry JDE (4.7)
So the follow up questions are:
- What is a Rimlet? What is different from a CLDC app?
- When is it good to use one?
- How do I create one
Must be a document somewhere explaining this?
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12-27-2009 10:30 AM
So. I had jumped to conclusions. I was under the impression that there where Midlet, Rimlet, CLDC and Library. And of course it lead to confusion. Rimlet and CLDC are synonyms.